The national airline of Turkey with based in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, will increase operations to and from Panama, going from five weekly flights at a daily frequency, which confirms the confidence of the airline with the Panamanian market and its great potential growth as a business and tourism destination in Latin America.
Flights are operated by plane Boeing 787-900 “Dreamliner“, with capacity of 300 passengers, configured: 30 in business class and 270 in economy class, considered one of the most advanced aircraft for its fuel efficiency and maximum flexibility.
Raffoul Arab, general manager of the Tocumen International Airport, explained “that this excellent decision by Turkish Airlines allows us to continue with the reactivation of the tourism sector and the industry aerial. Thanks to the control in the management of the pandemic and the application of strict sanitary protocols, added to the massive vaccination have fundamental results for Panama to be a global benchmark, allowing to restore the confidence of the traveler, the increase in frequencies and the return of more airlines to our country ”.
We celebrate this great news and congratulate Turkish Airlines for continue to consolidate its presence in Panama, contributing to the strategic positioning of the Tocumen International Airport and its wide network of destinations in the American continent ”, specified Arab.
For their part, the passengers of Turkish Airlines and the Panamanian Cup Airlines will enjoy the many benefits offered by Star Alliance, global network of which both are members, with connections fast and efficient through the Tocumen International Airport, that better connects the American continent, and the Turkish hub located in the historic city of Istanbul, a bridge that connects the East with West.
After the suspension of arrivals and departures of international flights in March 2020, Turkish Airlines resumed operations to and from Panama, on November 1, 2020 with two weekly flights; subsequently, as of July 12, 2021, it increased to 5 the services per week Istanbul – Bogotá– Panama – Istanbul.
The activities of the Tocumen airport are contemplated in the strategy of the National Government aimed at the recovery of the economy of the country under the leadership of the president Laurentino Cortizo and its Tourist Office.
For him Tocumen International Airport they have mobilized from January As of September of this year, a total of 28,786 passengers between Panama and Turkey.